Antique Victorian Original Shadowbox Crucifix Scene And Instruments Of The PassionAntique Victorian Original Shadowbox Crucifix Scene And Instruments Of The PassionAntique Victorian Original Shadowbox Crucifix Scene And Instruments Of The Passion

Antique Victorian Rare and Unusual Shadowbox frame depicting Christ and the instruments of Passion also known as the Arma Christi. This outstanding piece is comprised of a background print in sepia or black and white. The center features a wooden cross with a gilt Christ as well as various instruments also in a gilt finish. The foreground has gathered ivory silk fabric around the inner borders as well as various silk. floral details. The three dimensional frame has a carved wooden border. This rare and magnificent piece was made during the Victorian Era.

Symbolism in the Arma Christi:

The Pillar - Where Christ was scourged

The Reed - Which was placed in Jesus hand as a scepter in mockery

INRS - Iesus Nazarenus Rex Iudaeorum (Jesus of Nazareth King of the Jews)

The Holy Grail - The chalice used by Jesus at The Last Supper, and which some traditions say Joseph of Arimathea used to catch his blood at the crucifixion

The Seamless Robe of Jesus

The Dice - With which the soldiers cast lots for Christ's seamless robe

The Rooster - That crowed after Peter's third denial of Jesus

The Vessel - Used to hold the gall and vinegar

The Ladder - Used for the Deposition, I.e. the removal of Christ's body from the cross for burial

The Hammer - Used to drive the nails into Jesus' hands and feet

The Pincers - Used to remove the nails

The Vessel of Myrrh - Used to anoint the body of Jesus, either by Joseph of Arimathea or by the Myrrh bearers

The Shroud - Used to wrap the body of Jesus before burial

The Bag of Money - Thirty pieces of silver, the price of Judas' betrayal

The Lantern - Used by the arresting soldiers at the time of the betrayal

The Swords and Staves - Used by the Roman soldiers

The Sword - Used by Peter to cut off the ear of the high priest's servant

The Shadowbox is missing it's original glass. The ivory silk shows signs of wear, but does not take away the beauty of this magnificent piece. The inside of the Shadowbox has become unattached from the frame, and the frame is missing a couple of small areas of the carving. In very good Victorian condition for such a rare and magnificent piece. A truly wonderful and rare find.

The shadow box measures 18" X 14". ECON

ITEM ID
E9-13
ITEM TYPE
Antique

Antique Victorian Original Shadowbox Crucifix Scene And Instruments Of The Passion

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